Man, Wednesdays are getting SNEAKY. Didn’t we just have one?
Huh. Seven days ago. I need a second opinion.
Oh, well. I have good and brief writing-related things to share this today.
Simple WIPpet math today: Two sentences for the 11th (1+1). From Torn, no context because I like to make people guess and squirm. I’m mean like that.
But at least I’m honest about it.
“You didn’t think about what your little adventure would do to anyone here, did you? You just met tall, dark and evil and followed him out of the country, not once considering the consequences.”
To see more of what the WIPpeteers are up to (you know, that fun and fabulous group of writers sharing a quick snippet of a work in progress every Wednesday, relating it in some way to the date), visit this link. Thanks to KL Schwengel for hosting! And if you’d like to join in on your own blog, go ahead! We’ll probably be gentle with the initiation.
But seriously, there might be cookies.
Wednesday also means an update on my goals for A Round of Words in 80 Days, which is fun (goal post here). Not much to say except…
MASSIVE EDITS/REVISIONS/REWRITES ARE DONE.
I’m in the process of going through again and trying to catch the little things I screwed up while I was fixing bigger issues. It’s gone well so far, though I’m just approaching the hard part (ie the entire second half of the book) now. So far I’ve been catching little things–sentences that could flow better, characters repeating actions, redundant explanations, but with the amount of stuff I changed in the back half, I’m a little on edge over what I’m about to find.
Wish me luck.
That said, I’m hoping to get this thing done and out to my 2nd round beta readers on Friday evening.
Then they can tell me what I missed AGAIN. And then I fix that, then copy edits/proofing.
It’s a long process. *weeps about not rushing art, in a terribly dramatic fashion*
Oh, and for anyone who missed the post on Monday, check this out! Not a ROW80 goal, but having my book in a box set with fifteen other amazing authors… including Mercedes Lackey… well, it’s a little cool. I am somewhat excited.
Actually… I used to pass this horse farm when I drove to work, where these gorgeous horses would race through the fields, all grace and power and flowing manes.
And behind them, every time, trotted a wee donkey, head held high, doing his best to keep up.
I AM THAT DONKEY. And proud to be a part of this temporary herd. 🙂
There. Do you see how short and non-painful all of that was this week?
Be sure to stick around. Next week (on Monday, unless I forget that Monday is coming), we’re going to have a post about cover art, maybe a wee teaser of… well, you know. A cover for something. Cover reveal sign-ups, too! Please please please.
This is all getting so close.
Deep breaths, Sparkles. Deep breaths.
February 11th, 2015 at 10:30 am
You little donkey you. 😉
“You just met tall, dark and evil and followed him out of the country, not once considering the consequences.” Said like that’s a bad thing?!!? Pah. Totally acceptable in my book. er…no pun intended.
May I say again, CONGRATULATIONS!
February 11th, 2015 at 10:51 am
And yeah. Books are fun because running off with terrifying-yet-attractive strangers can actually turn out all right. Real life… eh, not so much.
February 11th, 2015 at 12:16 pm
Oh my God! That donkey quote could be so many of us. It made my day.
February 11th, 2015 at 3:15 pm
I think it works. 🙂
February 11th, 2015 at 12:27 pm
I love that “tall, dark and evil” line! Good luck with everything!
February 11th, 2015 at 1:12 pm
Tall, dark, and evil is hard to turn down. So, does that make us all a gang of donkeys? Herd? Gaggle?
February 11th, 2015 at 1:24 pm
Can I meet “tall, dark and evil”? Because he sure sounds…well, ok, not *fun* exactly but interesting. I probably won’t follow him out of the country.
February 11th, 2015 at 3:16 pm
I would. Sad to say. But then, I created him, so… O.o
February 11th, 2015 at 2:38 pm
O.o You actually pour the two cups of coffee at once? I just keep going back for refills until the pot is empty.
I LOVE that second line. Tall, dark, and evil. 😀 That’s so great.
February 11th, 2015 at 3:17 pm
Not usually. I made so much in one cup that I had to pour some out before I put milk in… so I poured it in another cup and milked ’em both up. Served me well, if briefly.
February 11th, 2015 at 5:45 pm
“You just met tall, dark and evil and followed him out of the country, not once considering the consequences.” Wow, that’s a great line.
Congrats on having your book appear in a boxed set with other authors. That’s great news!
Enjoy the rest of the week. Here’s hoping time doesn’t fly by quite as fast this week. 🙂
February 11th, 2015 at 10:53 pm
Can’t wait to see the cover. And I love the line!
February 12th, 2015 at 7:13 am
“You just met tall, dark and evil and followed him out of the country…?” Well, DUH! That’s what you do! I mean come ON with the TALL and the DARK and the….okay, the evil bit is questionable, but I get the appeal! Seriously, what’s the problem here? Totally reasonable. *ahem*
Awesome news about the book set. I think donkeys are awesome.
February 12th, 2015 at 1:44 pm
Tall, dark, and evil. Sounds like every guy I dated.
Oh, Kate!!! I’m sooooo happy for you!!!!
February 12th, 2015 at 3:56 pm
I love “tall, dark and evil” and… yeah, I’d probably follow him out the country too. Mostly if he looked like he knew where he was going. Joking aside, those two lines pack in a whole lot of mystery.
You know the thing about donkeys in horse herds, is that they’re often the most important part of one. They’re usually there to keep the horses calmer (because horses can be neurotic l’il sods), and also because they become good friends with them–pretty much the cornerstone of the herd, in fact.
Congratulations on being part of that writerly herd. 🙂
February 12th, 2015 at 11:18 pm
I love this little snippet, especially the ‘tall, dark and evil’ bit. But man, this is like the third snippet that’s been ominous this week (that I’ve read so far that is… there could be more!)
February 13th, 2015 at 10:20 am
Love the donkey analogy but I think you’re underestimating yourself. No offense to donkeys.
Tall, dark and evil… I need to meet this man!!!
February 16th, 2015 at 9:01 pm
Loved the teasery excerpt. I might not see the cover reveal sign – up – we leave for vacay tomorrow, and won’t have consistent internet.
But, so long as the reveal isn’t till next month, you can consider me in!
February 16th, 2015 at 9:04 pm
Sign-ups are up! Reveal is on February 23rd, though. You can always join in the fun later, if you’re up for it! Where are you headed?
February 16th, 2015 at 9:34 pm
Oregon – my Accomplice is from there. Yes, I’ll jump in later…you could be a guest post a week or two later, if you’d like…